edu4mta methods of teaching



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students compare and evaluate strategies and models appropriate to teaching adults in various contexts. Students who wish to expand their teaching skills will be assisted to practise some methods of teaching knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to their teaching situations. Discussions and class activities will include the following issues: the relationship between teaching strategy and learning outcomes; the influence of social and individual factors on teaching and learning strategies appropriate to students' contexts; developing a framework for teaching through critical analysis of models and reflection on personal experience as a teacher; how adults learn; strategies for evaluating teaching and learning. Students will have the opportunity to pursue their own area of interest and to discuss their theories and practices with fellow class members in various areas of adult education.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdult learning and education,RecommendedRubenson, K. (2011)ELSEVIER & ACADEMIC PRESS
ReadingsLearning in adulthood: a comprehensive guide,RecommendedMerriam, S., Caffarella, R. and Baumgarter, L. (2007)JOSSEY BASS
ReadingsThird update on adult learning,RecommendedMerriam, S. (ed.) (2008)JOSSEY BASS

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